Tonya Ormberg


On August 8th I found a lump on my breast.  I went to see my family doctor who thought I should have another mammogram completed the following week.  They proceeded to do a ultrasound as I had some abnormalities in the right breast.  The radiologist decided that I need to have a ultrasound guided biopsy completed in Willmar which would take a week to get in.  On August 24th I had received the news that I have IDC, Invasive Ductal Carcinoma and needed to decide where to I wanted to proceed to doctor at.  I was numb but knew that I wanted Mayo in Rochester as they had saved my mother 20 years prior with brain cancer. 
On August 29th I had spent the week in Mayo meeting incredible doctors and staff and did NUMEROUS tests.  They did 3D mammograms and found more lumps so proceeded with more ultrasound guided biopsies on them and also on a lymph node that looked abnormal.  It was a long week of classes on breast reconstruction, genetic doctors, and MRIs.  They are sending be back to get a MRI guided biopsies on a some lumps (both left and right) on September 26th then proceed on October 3rd-5th to meet with oncology, chemotherapist, surgeons, and radiologist to decide if chemo is the best plan first or surgery first and if radiation is something that I will need in the future. 

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